Tagged: letting agents

Scotland Due to Launch First Tenancy Deposit Scheme

Scotland Due to Launch First Tenancy Deposit Scheme

July 2nd will see the launch of Scotland’s very first Tenancy Deposit Scheme requiring all tenant deposits to be secured with a Government approved custodial scheme. The regulations to provide these deposit schemes became...




How to make sure your property stays tenanted

How to make sure your property stays tenanted

New research shows that the average length of time a rental property is unoccupied in the UK rental property is three weeks, the longest period since the beginning of 2011. The figures come from...




Average UK rent at £745.97 per month

Average UK rent at £745.97 per month

The average rent in the UK is £745.97 and 63% of tenants reported that their rent remained the same as this time last year, research from the National Landlord Association reveals. The research also...




Residential landlords in the UK are experiencing a very stable period

Residential landlords in the UK are experiencing a very stable period

Residential property rents in the UK are showing small monthly rises in some areas and small falls in others, according to the latest analysis of the market from consultants Designs on Property. It says...




Landlords urged to only deal with ‘safe’ letting agents

Landlords urged to only deal with ‘safe’ letting agents

Letting agents are urging landlords to make sure they only do business with firms offering a money protection scheme. Firms signed up to the SAFEagent scheme are highlighting that landlords and tenants risk losing...




Third of Landlords Ready to Buy More Rental Homes

Third of Landlords Ready to Buy More Rental Homes

Nearly a third of landlords have plans to buy more rental property this year, according to specialist buy to let lender CHL Mortgages. Landlord confidence is running high with just 1 in 10 aiming...




The Law Regarding Dilapidations

The Law Regarding Dilapidations

Dilapidations are the repairs for which the tenant is responsible for carrying out before vacating their rented property. However, few tenants living in rented accommodation will be aware of the law regarding Dilapidations or...




Buy-to-let at risk as tenants demand to see mortgage permission

Buy-to-let at risk as tenants demand to see mortgage permission

Tenants are increasingly asking to see the landlord’s permission from the mortgage lender to allow a residential property to be let.  This is a particular problem for ‘amateur’ landlords – for example, those who choose to let their...




Getting the Most Out of Your Rented Property

Getting the Most Out of Your Rented Property

RentPro property management software helps you to keep track of maintenance and with its alerts ensures that regular safety checks and inspections are not overlooked. In the current economic climate, buy-to-let properties are an increasingly...




Tenants are struggling to meet their rental payments

Tenants are struggling to meet their rental payments

New research from letting agents shows the UK is feeling the squeeze of the economic slowdown, as more tenants are struggling to pay their rents on time. Four in ten (41.2%) members of the...